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  • 2 serves of vegetables per 
  • serving
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1/3 cup quinoa
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1 cup basil leaves torn into pieces

2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
Pinch salt

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Couscous, burghul or brown rice



Step 1
Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions and cool.

Step 2
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, tomatoes, chickpeas and basil.

Step 3
Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 4
Pour dressing over quinoa salad and stir together until evenly coated.

Step 5
Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 – 60 minutes.

Food safety tip: If you are taking leftovers for lunch, the quinoa salad needs to be kept cold so pack an ice brick. 




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